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The Story Of Things [Hardcover]

Neal Layton
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Book Description

1 Oct 2009

Starting with early humans who have no things, through to farming, civilizations, inventions, steam, electricity, computers, and the world we live in now, Neal Layton explores ideas, inventions and discoveries.

In his usual quirky style and energetic illustrations, Neal Layton tells this story in an accessible way for the very young. Is is a most original and inventive book!

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  • Hardcover: 22 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books; Ltf Nov Po edition (1 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 034094532X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340945322
  • Product Dimensions: 25.5 x 28.1 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 353,579 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Reviews for Story of Everything:

"It's fabulous."

The Scotsman

"The drawings are wild and anarchic and the subjects really benefit from the pop-up approach."

The Mail on Sunday


A witty chronological chronicle of human ingenuity... a masterful balance of humour, information, and interactive fun. (Publisher's Weekly)

May get children inventing some gizmos of their own. (Kirkus)

Book Description

First came The Story of Everything and then came The Story of Things! From the Stone Age to the Modern Age in ten pop-up spreads!

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
This pop up book is full of appealing wide-eyed and casual characters with a decent selection of tabs and flaps, and a wheel to turn as the little reader follows the development of human artifacts from stone age to modern times. With only a couple of sentences per double page, this is a simple book designed for the 3-6s and yet there is an exceptional amount of information squeezed briefly between the covers. It is amazing that ten pop-up spreads can touch upon stone age life, hunter gathering, four ancient civilizations, the ideas of Michelangelo, Christopher Columbus and Isaac Newton, the dawn of steam power, through to the modern technology and microchips of today's society. This is partly due to the teeny little facts scattered throughout the burstingly informative illustrations. This book is not only fun to read with a small child, but sparks their thoughts and imagination. It's a good way to think about the people's lives through the ages and what they had, and didn't have, and then the final page leaves the reader with the thought what would you invent and how would that change the future? A great book, a lovely gift.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ideal book for curious children 30 Jun 2011
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informative, fun, interactive, colourful, funny and educational too
made for children but adults will enjoy it too
even unenthusiastic readers will love this book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Colourful and educatiional 15 Nov 2010
By T. Tsui
A very Exciting book with plenty of colours and illustration to keep you interested in each page for more than a minute. Great for children to learn about particular mechanics. Entertained me too! Only wish there were more pages.
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